Department Chair: Seokwoo Song
Location: Wattis Business Building, Room 205
Telephone Contact: Nancy Tomon 801-626-7368
Professors: Randy Boyle, Stan Fawcett, Taowen Le, Shane Schvaneveldt, Seokwoo Song; Associate Professors: Dee Fawcett, Grace Zhang; Assistant Professors: Evan Barlow, Jeffrey Clements, Francois Giraud-Carrier, Alicia Ingersoll, Ben Neve
The Department of Supply Chain & Management Information Systems offers two Bachelor of Science degree programs. Supply Chain Management (SCM) provides students with the specialized skills to manage key value-added processes, inspire creative decision-making, and collaborate effectively with decision makers across the firm and around the world. The SCM program offers a whole-brain approach that incorporates relational and interpersonal skills with the technical side of logistics and operations management. Management Information Systems (MIS) prepares students to successfully navigate the business world by building technical, managerial and communication skills. The depth and breadth of technical know-how gained in the MIS program prepares students for a successful career as an Information Systems professional, helping organizations support business processes and solve business problems.
Supply Chain Management is “the value creation engine of every organization.”
Everyone who participates in the creation and distribution of a product is part of a supply chain, and a Supply Chain Management major learns how to choreograph and manage this entire chain of activities from suppliers, manufacturers, service providers and distributors, to consumers.
With its origins dating back to 1969, Weber State University’s Supply Chain Management program is one of the oldest programs in the United States. Our program covers the depth and breadth of SCM, giving our students the foundation for successful careers in logistics, purchasing, operations, and other areas of supply chain management.
Employers recognize our graduates as some of the best in the field, and the demand for Weber State University SCM graduates is strong. Traditionally, graduates from our SCM program enjoy the highest average starting salary of all business majors, and job opportunities exceed the number of graduates. Global and area companies hiring our SCM graduates include Kimberly Clark, Toyota, Ford Motor Company, Autoliv, Orbital ATK, Intermountain Healthcare, Wal-Mart, J.C. Penney Company, UPS, Northrop Grumman, and the U.S. Air Force.
The endowed Jerry & Vickie Moyes Center for Supply Chain Excellence supports opportunities in research, scholarship, and experiential learning for faculty and students. We are fortunate to enjoy an active relationship with our industry partner board which provides real-world insight for our program along with mentoring and internship opportunities for our students. In addition to many opportunities for internships, our supply Supply Cchain Mmanagement majors frequentlyalso receive several scholarships from professional associations and area companies as well as from the Moyes Center.
A bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems provides students with a balanced education between business and information technologies. It provides students with a broad background in basic business knowledge, problem solving, and computer technology and skills. Graduates from this major are prepared to help organizations use computer technology to support their business processes and solve their business problems. Technologies that all MIS majors study include software development, computer architecture, database design, computer networks, and systems analysis and design. In addition, students may also elect to study advanced networks, web development and management, data analytics, information security and computer forensics. The MIS lab provides hands-on experience in the latest technologies, including 3D printing, machine learning, and AI technologies.
Management Information Systems graduates may work for a large organization, specializing in one aspect of information technology, or as one of a few people supporting all areas of a smaller firm’s computer technologies. The job will involve working with people to understand how they do their jobs and where computers can be most effective, implementing computer-based solutions, training people to use computer systems, installing and troubleshooting hardware, software, or networks, and helping management understand and plan for the best new technologies to integrate in the organization’s business processes.
MIS graduates are well prepared for graduate school as well, frequently accepted to top graduate programs. The MIS Advisory Board maintains strong relationships with national and local employers, ensuring our program is developing graduates with skills to meet the current and future needs of business.
SCM and MIS Course Descriptions
ProgramsAssociate of ScienceBachelor of ScienceEmphasis Option for Bachelor of Integrated Studies
BIS emphases are also offered for most programs with a minor.Minor